Continuation fees and writing-up fees
Where a student enters their fourth year (full time) or sixth year (part time) of study and are still acquiring new data they are classified as 'continuing students' and are required to pay an amount equivalent to the annual fee. The continuation fee is due upon re-registration.
Writing up fees
Where a student enters their fourth year (full time) or sixth year (part time) of study and is no longer engaged in the acquisition of new data and is predominantly concentrating on writing up their thesis prior to submission they will be classified as writing up students. A writing up student must be in a position to submit their thesis within 12 months, or by their thesis submission date, whichever is sooner. The write up fee is available for a maximum of one year. Regardless of mode of study, should you fail to submit your thesis within the ‘write-up year’ you would become liable for any continuation fee should you be granted an extension to registration.
The supervisor will need to formally confirm to the Research Degrees Office when a student should be classified as writing up.
The writing-up fee is £524 in 2018–19 and is invoiced halfway through the year.
Where a student is required following the final examination to resubmit their thesis for re-examination a fee will apply. The charge is made to cover costs of re-examination and additional supervision.
Before accepting an offer of registration, it is important to consider your finances over the period of your studies. If you are paying your own fees, you must make sure you can meet the cost; you will not be able to proceed with your degree if your fees are in arrears. New Research students are now eligible for student loans; information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here
. Although financial support is available for students in financial hardship, it is a small fund and should not be relied on.